Galapagos Safari Camp
A unique way to explore and enjoy the islands
- Central Lodge with open-plan lounge and bar, cosy fireplaces and dining room.
- Infinity Pool
- Nine luxury tents erected on individual wooden platforms (27m²) under canvas shells. En-suite bathrooms, large balcony, hammock and chairs
- Family suite: private, three-bedroom suite close to the main lodge
- The GSC boasts a whole host of itineraries depending on your length of stay or purpose (family, scuba diving etc), perhaps you would like to combine it with a cruise?
- Within each itinerary your daily schedule is full of activities and expeditions to explore the islands and their wildlife - for more information, talk to our designers.
A truly unique way to enjoy the wonderful nature of the Galapagos islands. Set in 55-hectare grounds in a remote corner of Santa Cruz island, the GSC camp has just nine large and very well appointed safari style tents.
Each is appointed with private bathroom with a hot water shower. The tents are spaced well and have a large double bed and private balcony from which to enjoy the views. The new family suite has three bedrooms suite (master and two twins), and its location next to the main lodge makes it an ideal option for families who favour more private and cohesive lodging.
All the tents surround the main and very elegant contemporary lodge complete with restored antiques and furnishings installed by its well-travelled owners. There is a large main communal area where meals are served and a lounge to relax in. The hotel also boasts an infinity pool from which to admire the landscape. A variety of activities to explore the island and surrounds are possible from the camp. The camp is also renowned for its sustainable and positive impact efforts, including projects aimed at reforestation and protection of endemic flora.
Galapagos Safari Camp is a Jacada Signature Property for excellence in personalised service and luxury.
Jacada Guests making new reservations here will receive their choice of a ceviche making class with the camp’s top chef or a complimentary cocktail.
Galapagos Safari Camp works closely with the Charles Darwin Research Station, the Galapagos National Park and Conservation International in the reforestation of local species of trees, such as such as scalesia, guayabillo, and palo santo. In addition to this, it is one of the only Galapagos hotels that is self-sufficient in rainwater collection. The water collected is subsequently treated for use in the lodge. The camp also uses biodegradable cleaning products, detergents, and soaps.
Helping local communities
Employees at the camp are given a small plot of land on which to grow crops, thus supplying the lodge with organic produce. They also provide employment for Santa Cruz residents, such as through their work with Agents of Change, where they grant scholarships to local “future leaders” to study on mainland Ecuador.
The battle against invasive species
Introduced invasive species are one of the most dangerous threats to Galapagos’ biodiversity. Galapagos Safari Camp is situated on the last farm before the National Park, west of Santa Cruz, where the difference between introduced and endemic flora is at its most apparent. Its location is strategic in the control of further invasions propagating into transit-zone park land. A sensible eradication and reforestation project is ongoing at the camp with the assistance of Conservation International and the guidance of the Botany Department at the Charles Darwin Foundation. A successful completion of this project could set an example in eradication and restoration at a local level and would be a useful educational tool for the local population and visitors on this critical subject.
Whatever you want your luxury tour or safari itinerary to include, we’ll create something fully bespoke for you… and only you.